The Narrative Practice in Therapy initiative will bring together a team of researchers in philosophy, indigenous studies, and media and communications from all career stages. Together they will address questions about the nature of narrative practices and how they feature in therapy. The initiative will engage with larger debates about science, mind, self and psychiatry. Its major ambition is to prepare the ground for an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage application, partnering with the Dulwich Centre (http://dulwichcentre.com.au) – the home of narrative therapy in Australia. This will be achieved through workshops and meetings leading to joint publications and the articulation of clear and realistic plans for impactful project outcomes in liaison with our chosen linkage partner.
The Early Start Research Institute (ESRI) at the University of Wollongong has expressed a special interest in the NPT themes in the light of its transformational project to support multi-disciplinary research that aims to inspire creativity in the young and to promote early cognitive development and healthy lifestyles.
For more information about Folk Psychology, readers are encouraged to consult the following link: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/folkpsych-theory/